What Does the Symbol Next to My Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus Zone Mean?
The symbol next your your Qolsys IQ Panel 2 Plus zone indicates its current status. You can conveniently check this symbol to see the current status of your sensors. You can sort the displayed list to show Active sensors only, or you can have it show all programmed sensors for the panel.
A convenient feature of the IQ Panel 2 Plus System is that it will display the current status for programmed sensors right from the main screen. The current status is indicated by a symbol next to the sensor's name. There are several sensor status that can appear next to a sensor name. These sensor status include Open, Closed, Active, Idle, Unreachable and Tampered.
Open means that a door or window sensor is currently open. In other words, the door or window that the sensor is monitoring is currently open. This is also known as a faulted state. If you close the door or window, then the sensor status symbol will show Closed instead. Closed means that the door or window sensor is not in a faulted state and that the door or window is closed. You might refer to the act of closing a door or window sensor as "restoring a fault".
Active means that a motion detection sensor, a glass break sensor, an environmental sensor, or a life-safety sensor is currently in an active state. Environmental sensors include devices like temperature sensors and flood sensors. Life-safety sensors include devices like smoke and heat detectors and carbon monoxide sensors. A motion sensor that is currently detecting movement, a glass break alarm that hasn't been cleared, or an active environmental or life-safety sensor currently in a troubled state would all result in an Active status condition. If one of these aforementioned sensor types is not in an Active state, it will show an Idle status condition instead.
Unreachable means that the sensor has experienced a lost of RF supervision. The panel cannot detect the programmed sensor. It may have been taken out of RF range. Or it may have powered down. When a sensor appears as unreachable, you should address the problem by physically inspecting the sensor and verifying its operation so that the system can properly detect it.
Tampered means that someone has activated the tamper switch for the sensor. This is usually the result of taking off the front or back cover. You can restore a tamper condition by reapplying the front or back cover for the sensor, or making sure that it is properly seated. Once you do that, the Tampered status condition should go away. If you notice a sudden Tampered condition, check the sensor to see if someone was trying to disable it.
From the main screen, you can choose to display Active Sensors or All Sensors. The Active Sensors list includes those that are Open, Active, Unreachable or Tampered. The All Sensors list includes all of the programmed sensors, including those that are Closed or Idle. Please note that life-safety and environmental sensors will only appear in the "Active Sensors" list if they have a status of Unreachable or Tamper. If a life-safety sensor or an environmental sensor is Active, then the system will be in alarm. You will need to clear the alarm before you can view sensor status symbols. By clearing the alarm, the life-safety or environmental sensor will return an Idle state. As a result, it will no longer appear in the Active Sensors list.
Below is an example of the Active Sensors list. Note how the Open Front Door and the Unreachable Hardwire Translator are displayed:
And here is an example of the All Sensors list. Note how the Closed Front Door is displayed. A Closed sensor would not appear in the Active Sensors list.
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